26 settembre 2010

Da domenica scorsa God Song viaggia anche nello spazio grazie a un programma della BBC che, celebrando la ricezione 33 anni fa del famoso 'segnale Wow', invia periodicamente messaggi e canzoni in direzione del sistema stellare Upsilon Andromedae, a circa 44 anni luce dalla Terra, tramite un radiotelescopio inglese. A indicare il brano - testo di Robert Wyatt e musica di Phil Miller nel secondo Matching Mole, Little Red Record - è stato lo scrittore e autore di fumetti Alan Moore: "Yeah, Hello? Uh, if you’re there pick up. Okay, listen it’s Alan calling, Alan from Earth. You probably don’t remember, it’s over in the western spiral of the Milky Way, although obviously you might have named it after a completely different brand of chocolate. Basically, just find the Oort Cloud and ask for directions from there. Anyway, just calling to catch up. We’re doing alright with the carbon based lifeform thing. Kids are diversifying nicely, going through a bit of a fad for spines and brains at the minute but it’s probably the same where you are. Well, that’s about it really, we just hadn’t heard from you in a while, like when we killed Michael Rennie or Klaatu, as you knew him in The Day The Earth Stood Still. So if you received this, get in touch, but actually thinking about it, don’t bother calling after about, what, 2150, because I’m not expecting anyone to be in. Oh and I’m sending this song along. It’s called God Song by Robert Wyatt. I hope you like it. And that you don’t communicate through perfume or minor variations in your sense of balance or something. Okay, you take care and I’ll talk to you soon. Love you, Bye."

Messaggio e canzone si possono riprendere da http://tinyurl.com/godsong-wow mentre altri brani atti a viaggi interstellari si possono suggerire a: lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk